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Find Problems Under the Surface With X-Rays

Dental X-rays are a useful diagnostic tool when helping your dentist detect damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam

A crucial part of visiting your dentist every six months is getting your teeth and jaw bone x-rayed.
X-ray images allow dental professionals to see what is happening beneath the surfaces of your mouth, and can find and diagnose issues that may be invisible to the naked eye.
Problems like this can include impacted teeth, which are growing teeth that are blocked from pushing through the gum line, as often seen in wisdom teeth.
Damage to the jawbone can also be pinpointed as well as any bone decay, swelling, cysts, or tumours, all of which are impossible to actually see without x-ray imaging.
Finding these or any other major oral issues as soon as possible is critical in order to properly treat them.
Especially with destructive diseases that show little to no symptoms but progress quickly, up-to-date x-rays and bi-annual checkups are the best way to keep on top of your health.
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X-rays are diagnostic as well as preventative

 
X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan.
They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem.
 
An x-ray is a type of energy that passes through soft tissues and is absorbed by dense tissue.
Teeth and bone are very dense, so they absorb X-rays, while X-rays pass more easily through gums and cheeks.
 
X-rays are divided into two main categories, intraoral and extraoral.
Intraoral is an X-ray that is taken inside the mouth. An extraoral X-ray is taken outside of the mouth.
 
Intraoral X-rays are the most common type of radiograph taken in dentistry.
They give a high level of detail of the tooth, bone and supporting tissues of the mouth. These X-rays allow dentists to:
 
  • Find cavities
  • Look at the tooth roots
  • Check the health of the bony area around the tooth
  • Determine if periodontal disease is an oral care issue
  • See the status of developing teeth
  • Otherwise, monitor good tooth health through prevention
 
 
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